Low Carb Pancakes

I found THIS RECIPE and had to try it. I get excessively tired of eggs for breakfast! This recipe turns out to be pretty good and surprisingly pancake like even though there’s no flour. It’s a great way to get my morning protein without going egg-bonkers!

The recipe calls for Oat bran which I don’t have. It does say you can omit it though, so the first time I did. The batter was really runny and I had a hard time chasing it all over the griddle. Hmmm… They still tasted pretty good and with a little bit of REAL Maple syrup (yes, I know it’s technically cheating, but I prefer “natural” sweeteners to the fake chemical stuff. I don’t believe the chemicals can possibly be good for you so I’ll take a slightly slower weight loss *sigh* if I have to, ha)

Anyway, I ate these 2 mornings in a row and on the second morning I used a couple tablespoons of ground flaxseed that I happened to have in the fridge. I also beat the eggs and cream cheese with a beater instead of a fork. So whether it was the beater, or the flaxseed I don’t know, but the batter “held” together better and it turned out much more like pancakes than crepes. 🙂

I like these a lot. They have a “custardy” egg flavor, but it’s really good! And it’s a change from my typical scrambled or boiled eggs. A nice change. 😉 So if you’re trying to cut out carbs or even cut down, which I highly suggest after my low-carb experiences, give these a try one morning. I got 5 little pancakes out of this recipe. Nice breakfast! 🙂

Low Carb Pancakes and Waffles:
(makes 4 pancakes)
1/4 C low fat cream cheese
2 eggs
2 Tb oat bran (you can leave this out if you need pure protein)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon (the first time I left this out, and used it the second. I like them with!)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tb or less of sweetener (I didn’t use any sweetener at all but I did use maple syrup so take your pick)

1. Heat your griddle over medium heat, or preheat your waffle iron. In a small glass bowl, microwave your cream cheese until soft, about 20-30 seconds. Beat with a fork. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until completely mixed in. Add your remaining ingredients and mix them in with your fork. Pour your batter onto your griddle or waffle iron and cook as you would normal pancakes!